WARD PATRIOT 1988: STRUCTURE:BODY

Make : WARD Model : PATRIOT Year : 1988
Build Dates : 1986-04-01 - 1996-02-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 96V046000
Date Owner's Notified: 1996-06-20 Date Received by ODI: 1996-03-11 Date Added to Database: 1996-03-12
Manufacturers Involved: IC CORPORATION
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2650
Summary:
      PASSENGER'S CLOTHING CAN UNKNOWINGLY BECOME CAUGHT IN THE HANDRAILS AT BUS DOORS WHEN EXITING THE BUS.
Consequence:
      WHEN A PASSENGER'S CLOTHING BECOMES CAUGHT IN THE HANDRAIL, AND THE BUS DRIVER CLOSES THE DOOR AND PUTS THE VEHICLE IN MOTION,THE INDIVIDUAL IS SUBJECT TO BEING DRAGGED BY THE BUS. THIS CAN RESULT INSERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy:
      REPLACE OR REPOSITION THE HANDRAILS TO STOP CLOTHING FROM BEING CAUGHT. IDENTIFY THE HANDRAIL APPLICATION. IF HANDRAIL EXTENDS FROM BARRIER TO STEP WELL, NO MODIFICATIONS ARE NEEDED. IF HANDRAIL EXTENDS FROM BARRIER TO INSIDE WALL, KIT MUST BE ORDERED AND NEW HANDRAIL INSTALLED WHEN RECEIVED.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; HANDRAILS AT BUS ENTRY WAYS. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL BUSES WITH OUTWARD OPENING ENTRANCE DOORS. NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, SHOULD CONTACT AMTRAN AT 1-501-327-7761. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.